[Pulp-list] Process Change: No Release Candidate for Bugflix Releases

Dennis Kliban dkliban at redhat.com
Thu May 26 15:18:20 UTC 2016

This is great! I am glad to see us releasing more often. 

----- Original Message -----
> For bugfix releases (also known as "z" releases due to the incrementing
> of the number in the "x.y.z" version representation), we're changing the
> process slightly, as indicated in the subject of this mail.
> The current process is to release a Beta for testing, and if no blocking
> bugs are found in a week, it is promoted to Release Candidate (RC). The
> release then sits at Release Candidate for a week before becoming Generally
> Available (GA). The process change is that with the next bugfix release,
> 2.8.4, instead of promoting the Beta release to RC, it will be promoted
> directly to GA, which removes a week from the bugfix release cycle timeline,
> allowing bugfix releases to happen more frequently.
> "y" releases like 2.9, 2.10, etc. are not affected by this process change,
> and still include a Release Candidate stage.
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